Jane Foster

30 August 1761–
Eglwysilan, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Jane

When Jane Foster was christened on 30 August 1761, in Eglwysilan, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, her father, John Foster, was 26 and her mother, Jane, was 25. She had at least 1 son with Benjamln Thomas.

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Benjamln Thomas
Jane Foster
Benjamin Thomas

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World Events (3)

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1831 · Merthyr Uprising 
Sparked by a depression that was going through Wales the previous three years, the Merthyr uprisings were carried out by workers that were in debt. In the process, twenty-four people were killed and twenty-six were arrested. Troops were brought in to stop the protestors.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Forster ‘worker in a forest’.English: perhaps a nickname from Middle English foster ‘foster parent’ (Old English fōstre, a derivative of fōstrian ‘to nourish or rear’). But other explanations are equally or more likely.English: from Old French forcetier ‘maker of scissors’; see Forster 2.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (1)

  • Jane Foster, "Wales, Glamorgan Parish Registers, 1558-1900"

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